Music videos on the Web

Published September 14, 2005 7:50PM (EDT)

It's not a video really, but if you missed Saturday's React Now benefit concert on MTV, have no fear: You can watch it stream on (warning: pesky browser requirements, broadband recommended). The show includes performances from Green Day, U2, Beck, Dashboard Confessional, Pearl Jam, Common, Elton John, Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Neil Young and many, many more. The MTV site lets you select by artist or watch the whole performance, plus bonus performances that didn't appear in the original broadcast.

Franz Ferdinand's new album, "You Could Have It So Much Better," doesn't come out until Oct. 4, but the video for the brisk, simple, dance-inducing "Do You Want To" is out to whet appetites.

Sigur Rós' new album, "Takk " came out on Tuesday to rave reviews; "Glósóli" is a crisp, beautiful video to match a crisp, beautiful song.

Taking the mash-up concept to the next level, this lo-fi video for "Doctor Pressure" -- a song in which Miami Sound Machine's "Dr. Beat" is treated with several gentle layers of Mylo's "Drop the Pressure" -- splices shots of modern-day Mylo with scenes from Miami Sound Machine's original 1984 video.

Two great videos with much simpler concepts: Death From Above 1979's cabaret take on "Black History Month" and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's revolving "Over and Over Again (Lost & Found)."

Sleater-Kinney's most recent album came out back in May, but the video for "Jumpers" has only just recently been released. (It's on MySpace, though you can also see the first video from the album, "Entertain," on the band's site.) MySpace also has a new, insane video from hyperactive street-slam/Slavic folk group Gogol Bordello, "Start Wearing Purple" from their recent album, "Gypsy Punks."

By Salon Staff

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